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2013 Nissan Juke Nismo Full Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited September 2014 in Nissan

image2013 Nissan Juke Nismo Full Test

Edmunds' Full Test of the 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo, including instrumented test data, driving impressions, specifications and photos of Nissan's hotted-up crossover.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021
    Why no LSD on the Nismo? My 1991 Sentra SE-R came standard with this. Several years ago Car & Driver basically totaled a Nismo 350Z when the "track package" car's brakes failed because Nissan spec'd pad that couldn't handle actual track work. If Nissan wants the Nismo name to have the cache of say Mini's John Cooper Works, then they need to stop with the half assed mostly cosmetic upgrades and make actual performance improvements.
  • This car became an epic fail when the Nissan lowered the Nismo suspension. I will buy a WRX STI or Evolution if I wanted an all wheel drive performance car. The Juke is different because it has reasonable performance, fuel economy and 7" of ground clearance for deep snow. Lowering just makes it a crappier version of what a rally car does.
  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Posts: 606
    I'm not impressed, Nismo. A mild reflash, new springs and shocks, and a body kit? Even driveway tinkerers can do that-- and add a fart-can exhaust, too! The Nismo chief's answer about low volumes of buyers is a self fulfilling prophecy. Make it a weaksauce special edition like this and few people will see the value. Now, if you boost the power 20% and maybe add an LSD... that would provide noticeable enough performance gains for enthusiasts to plunk down a premium at the dealership.
  • The Juke was pointlessly practical to begin with, the Juke Nismo moves that to pointlessly impractical.
  • themandarinthemandarin Posts: 436
    Should be called Juke Mismo
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